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March 31, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 13

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Lew Alcindor Cover - Sports Illustrated March 31, 1969

March 31, 1969
As his father blew a horn in the Bruin band Lew Alcindor ended his college career on a new high note. By leading UCLA to a third straight NCAA title he gave the pros, who have waited forever, a...

March 31, 1969 | Joe Jares
Sharp observers of basketball figured out long ago that 7'1½" Lew Alcindor (see cover) was going to be one of the great net-straighteners of all time. They were so right.

March 31, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
On the day that, traditionally, the swallows come back to Capistrano, a place not far from his California home, Lew Alcindor came back to Kentucky, a place not close to his heart. In Louisville...

March 31, 1969 | Bob Ottum
In the final race of the season American girls triumphed, but their success was clouded by new U.S. Ski Association policies

March 31, 1969 | Pat Putnam
Drinking relaxes Paul Haber, and he likes to relax before an important handball match. On the eve of the four-wall final he followed his usual barroom routine and got everyone in the sport mad at...

March 31, 1969 | Robert F. Jones
After playing it cool in practice for Sebring, a Ford GT-40 driven by a Belgian and an Englishman nipped the resurgent Italians by a single record-breaking lap

March 31, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.

March 31, 1969
Memorable moments from past Masters, heroic and tragic, are re-created in words and paintings. Also: a study of Bert Yancey, a maybe champion who has an obsession.

March 31, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
When their college days are over, All-America lacrosse players cannot look forward to cash bonuses—there is no professional version of the sport. But that doesn't mean they quit. Since the 1920s...

March 31, 1969 | Garry Valk
When Associate Editor Robert Jones joined SPORTS ILLUSTRATED recently, he was itching to get out of the office and back to nature. He had just completed five highly productive but somewhat...

March 31, 1969 | Robert F. Jones

March 31, 1969
Some followers of Dick Tracy, may have been surprised to see him playing golf on the moon, not having realized that he was a golfer, but as his creator, Chester Gould, points out, "You can't tell...

March 31, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
The crowd had come to see Coach Bob Cousy retire a winner, but a typical Temple cast of leftovers and hand-me-downs proved too strong for battered Boston College as the Owls from Philadelphia took...

March 31, 1969 | Whitney Tower
As state governors continue to select senior racetrack officials for the wrong reasons, inexperience among their appointees plagues the sport

March 31, 1969 | Charles Goren
If the American bridge team fails in its last chance to whip the famed Italian Blue Team in Rio de Janeiro this May, it won't be the fault of the coach. Edgar Kaplan has written a book about the...

March 31, 1969 | William Johnson

March 31, 1969
HERE WE GO AGAINThe Olympic Games are still taking a beating. Avery Brundage, the 81-year-old president of the International Olympic Committee, was blasted by Johann Westerhoff, a 53-year-old...

March 31, 1969
•Tom Haller, Los Angeles Dodger catcher, on the new dimensions of Dodger Stadium, where home plate has been moved forward 10 feet to give hitters a better home-run shot: "I like the outfield...

March 31, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: BALTIMORE (57-24) clinched first when it beat the Bulls 115-103, Earl Monroe scoring 41 points. Westley Unseld was the overwhelming MVP choice of the NBA players and the first...

March 31, 1969
4—John D. Hanlon14, 15—Neil Leifer, Rich Clarkson, Neil Leifer16—Rich Clarkson, Neil Leifer (2)19—Neil Leifer20, 21—Peter Miller22, 23—Arthur Shay24, 25—Eric Schweikardt26-28—Dick Raphael42—Eric...

March 31, 1969
David Eldredge of Atlanta, a senior at Westminster School, broke 50 seconds running the 440 and swimming the 100-yard freestyle, with times of 49.5 and 49.9. A straight-A student, he also got the...

March 31, 1969
HOT FOOT (CONT.)Sirs:At long last a victory for the amateur athlete (No Goody Two-Shoes, March 10). The so-called shoe scandal is a small step in the right direction in assisting our amateur...

March 31, 1969 | Dan Levin
Commack, a town in the middle of New York's Long Island, may be the only community of 20,000 anywhere to play host to two professional sports teams: the New York Nets of the American Basketball...

March 31, 1969 | Dolly Connelly